@danjones000 Certainly an interesting concept. Though you know, maybe you should consider writing something like that yourself. You certainly have the enthusiasm for it!

Making a very deliberate choice to spell it Ouranos instead of Uranus, because I'm so exhausted with Americans always making the same tired joke.

@kivihminen Oh, I know what you mean. I may have a much larger scale sci fi story planned, with that kind of approach in mind...

@elfi A running theme in a lot of my sci-fi stories, if I'm honest

@kivihminen Oh, the question isn't which of these to write. The question is which to write _first!_

Also, I've come to realise that it's best not to make a short story too convoluted. There's only so much space available to include all of these details and still have a compelling story with interesting characters!

And the June 2021 supporter post is up!

It's like cracking open a big ole photo album and telling you a story about my adventures <3

ko-fi.com/post/Monthly-Wrap-Up

#kofi

So my plan for this month is to write a bunch of sci-fi short stories. Also, I should write something which isn't a sapphic romance. Not that there's anything wrong with sapphic romances, but 2 is probably plenty for now.

I'm indecisive today, give me some opinions on stuff that sounds fun

🦖 "A sudden bite of chill wind. The scent of the sea intermingled with the chalky redolence of broken masonry. And somewhere, buried underneath, the bitter scent of nasturtium leaves. Zaina stops sharply, her breath catching in her throat. In front of her, shattered, indented asphalt. An enormous footprint."

(Mild CW for horror, terror, loss, grief, and implied gore)

vocal.media/fiction/chimerical

@Mayana 💚 Glad you liked it! And also kinda glad their situation felt as precarious as I was aiming for 😅

@avalon @vicorva OMG the goblins helping someone prepare for a first date? I need to write this!

@vicorva I envision them basically like some combination of mischievous cats and well meaning puppies. Except with hands and the ability to talk.

🦖 "A sudden bite of chill wind. The scent of the sea intermingled with the chalky redolence of broken masonry. And somewhere, buried underneath, the bitter scent of nasturtium leaves. Zaina stops sharply, her breath catching in her throat. In front of her, shattered, indented asphalt. An enormous footprint."

(Mild CW for horror, terror, loss, grief, and implied gore)

vocal.media/fiction/chimerical

"This movie offensive!" Scowling, he crossed his arms, turning a slightly deeper shade of vermillion.

"Booo! Goblins not like that!"

“Anti-goblin propaganda!"

A chorus of jeers. I wondered where they'd learned the word propaganda as I hit pause. "Ok ok, we won't watch The Hobbit. Which one do you want? Labyrinth again?"

"No! Space goblin!"

"Space goblin with shiny sword!"

One of them handed me a tattered DVD case.

"Yoda?"

In reply, a chorus of grins and nods.

just learned about superblooms, which is when dormant wildflower seeds germinate at the same time in absurdly high numbers

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